The Gilbert Balderrama Minority Scholarship was created in memory of one of Missouri NEA's own. For more than 20 years, Gilbert Balderrama served MNEA and its members as a UniServ director. Gilbert received numerous degrees and certifications and strongly believed in furthering one's knowledge through education.
The Missouri NEA Human Rights Committee awards the scholarship based on academic achievement, extra-curricular involvement, and letters of recommendation. To be eligible for this scholarship, the student must be a high-school senior of color, graduating from a Missouri public school, who has been accepted to pursue a degree at a college or university.
The MNEA Human Rights Committee is awarding the $500 2023 Gilbert Balderrama Minority Scholarship to
Laila Saint Christopher
Parkway North High School
Saint Louis, MO
MNEA Human Rights Committee
Chair: JoWanda Bozeman
Board Liaisons: Alexander Tai
Staff Liaison: Lisa Blaha
Committee Members: Stacy Adamson, Lisa Brown, Jennifer Clossum, Joaquin Cuni, Anyisa Evans, Thomas Greene, Carmen Hill, Francine Hill, Rachel Johnson, Kathy Pennington, Jane Sykes, Debbie Wade-Wilson
Contribute to the GBMS Scholarship Fund
To make a tax-deductible contribution to the scholarship fund, please complete the online form to set up a one-time or recurring contribution by credit card or mail a check made to “The MNEA Charitable Fund” with memo line notation of “The Gilbert Balderrama Minority Scholarship” to Missouri NEA, ATTN: Charitable Fund, GBMS, 1810 E. Elm Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101